There is recognizable stress when visiting a medical center. From the severity of one’s own symptoms to being exposed to unknown illnesses to the hustle of medical staff moving about. A major goal of any design team is to provide the most calming and professional experience possible to ease anxiety. The major driver of the Hazel Dell Medical Office Building concept was how to provide immediate and easily accessible medical treatment while maintaining organization and privacy. Space planning became a major component in how the operators wanted the building to mitigate concern and ease stress to its patients.
Site and space planning studies developed a unique footprint of intentional angles, movement, and scale. The building's architectural arrangement provides a clear representation of its entrance and the different spaces within. This main corridor connects the two medical buildings, creating a dynamic yet functional layout. White limestone is framed and cantilevered over the glass, creating unique, gravity defining elements from outside the campus while bringing light deeper into the offices. Perforated screens provide protection for direct sunlight while maintaining a sense of privacy.
New MOB concept to create the most calming and professional experience for every patient
Two medical wings connected by a single corridor to create dynamic, functional layout